Thursday, June 12, 2008

NEW POOL REGULATIONS IN UTAH


Due to the extensive outbreak of Cryptosporidiosis (Crypto) last year, the Salt Lake Valley Health Department has some new rules/laws in effect. You must take a shower before swimming, diapers are not allowed to be changed by a pool at all (must be in the bathroom), and all children under 3 or not potty trained have to wear a swim diaper as well as a water proof swim pant over the diaper.

UPDATE! See my new post dated June 17th regarding the exact waterproof pant required over diapers. Here is part of it:

After speaking to 2 different people at the Salt Lake Valley Dept. of Health, I thought I understood exactly what is now being required regarding diapers at public pools in Utah. Well..I was wrong. Although the pants above look similar to the pants I told you about previously, they are different. The main importance is that the pants have to be WATERPROOF. Both of these pants are waterproof above (see pictures in new post), because I believe they are made specifically to be worn over cloth diapers. The main requirements by the state are that it has elastic around the waist, legs and is waterproof. Even though the pair I purchased for my son is made for swimming and is polyester, it is not waterproof. Sorry for any confusion I have caused!

**These laws went into effect on May 22nd. It is up to the individual pools to enforce and monitor them. I think it is best to own the required diapers and pants so that when the pools decide to enforce the rules that you will not be sent home.

The rules apply to all pools in the state of Utah that are used by more than 3 residences.

6 comments:

Jacy said...

Thanks for the info, I had no idea they were requiring the cloth swim diaper in addition to regular disposable swim diapers. I'll have to run over to Target and grab one!

Geoff and Joy said...

are you sure? The Draper pool doesn't have that rule, I was just there getting our summer pass on monday. Swim diaper is the only rule

Karen Scoffield said...

I called the state health dept. and I updated my post to reflect the info. I was given. Yes..it went into effect May 22nd. It is a law and it is up to the individual pools to enforce them. I am shocked that the draper pool has not followed suit.

Chase said...

It is the same in Utah County. I know Seven Peaks is enforcing the new rules...

Jacy said...

I'm glad they have the new rules, and I really hope everyone enforces them. Hearing about it on the news last year made us really shy away from going to the public pools.

Pool Regulations said...

its not only in the US that the government are imposing new rules regarding pool safety, QLD government is also strict, we have to apply for a safety certificate before the deadline or else, we might be fined for not following rules.